Investing in land and property is certainly not a revolutionary idea. Australians have been investing in bricks, mortar and land for decades, but unfortunately not all property investment schemes are the same. 'Land banking' can produce returns for investors but comes with significant red flags. It is often unregulated, leaving investors without protection if things go wrong. In this episode, we explore some of the land banking schemes shut down by ASIC.
In this episode we discuss the findings and recommendations from ASIC’s thematic review of total and permanent disability (TPD) insurance in Australia including what ASIC expects insurers and superannuation trustees to do to address the poor consumer outcomes. We are joined by the Senior Executive Leader of ASIC's Insurers team, Emma Curtis, and the Senior Executive Leader of the Superannuation team, Jane Eccleston.
For more information about the review, download ASIC Report 633 Holes in the safety net: a review of TPD insurance claims and read ASIC media release 19-281MR ASIC calls on insurers and trustees to take action to improve consumer outcomes from total and permanent disability insurance.
Mr Jayaweera’s former clients were at or near retirement age. He invested their superannuation money into a scheme, an abalone farm, without their knowledge. The abalone farm was then wound up by receivers and liquidators, with no available returns for investors.
Listen to ASIC’s Marita Hogan detail the case against Mr Ben Jayaweera, where he was found guilty after a three-week trial in the Brisbane District Court.
In this episode, we discuss the first report from ASIC’s Corporate Governance Taskforce: Director and officer oversight on non-financial risk. We are joined by Suneeta Sidhu, the team leader of the Taskforce.
In this episode, we discuss ASIC's review of how car insurance claims are investigated where fraud is suspected. We are joined by the Senior Executive Leader of ASIC's Insurers team, Emma Curtis, and the Director of Casework at the Financial Rights Legal Centre, Alexandra Kelly.
For more information about the review, download ASIC Report 621 – Roadblocks and roundabouts: A review of car insurance claim investigations and read ASIC media release 19-172MR – ASIC’s review finds car insurance investigations treat consumers unfairly.
In this episode, we discuss ASIC’s case against Bradley Silver, a former director of a property development company who defrauded his clients of $4.7 million.
Read ASIC media release 19-243MR - Gold Coast director and property developer sentenced to eight years' imprisonment - for more information.
18 August 2019
In this episode with ASIC Deputy Chair Daniel Crennan QC, we explore ASIC’s Enforcement Update (January to June 2019), ASIC’s Office of Enforcement and work to strengthen ASIC’s enforcement effectiveness by accelerating court-based enforcement matters.
In this episode with the Chair and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission, Maureen Jensen and ASIC Executive Director (Markets) Greg Yanco explore digitisation, changing consumer expectations, disruptive business models, innovation and the future of financial services.
In this episode with Peter Yates, Chairman of the Shared Value Project and Deputy Chairman of AIA Australia, ASIC’s Laura Higgins (Senior Executive Leader, Financial Capability) explores how the concept of shared value challenges companies to realign the interest of business and society by redefining their purpose so that generating economic value also produces value for society.
In this episode with the Assistant Managing Director (Capital Markets) of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Lee Boon Ngiap, we explore how regulators deploy their tools to detect, combat and deter misconduct in the financial system.